Business models, use cases, and metrics for high-performance metro areas
Businesses and residents are embracing technological innovation faster than many cities can react. With digital change happening in hyper-speed, urban leaders need to act now to bridge the technology gap between their cities and stakeholders.
Building a Hyperconnected City will provide urban and business leaders with the definitive playbook for creating a digitally-enabled and seamlessly interlinked ecosystem.
Our multidisciplinary team of urban experts, micro-economists, and thought leadership specialists will use a mixed-methods approach to steer this research program. This will include gathering primary data from 100 smart cities, organizing in-depth interviews with urban leaders, and conducting economic modeling and benchmarking.
Cities Jump on the Bandwagon to Benchmark their Smart Investments and Performance
The list of cities participating in our benchmarking program includes:
Ho Chi Minh
All cities that participate will receive a free, comprehensive database showing how their smart investments, plans, and outcomes compare with other cities around the world.
The Latest News on Building a Hyperconnected City
ESI and Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business will host our 5th Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference: Smart Cities, Opportunity Zones, and Urban Economic Development on Friday, October 25th, 10am-3pm. Register by clicking here. Join us for a dynamic discussion on urban economic development in Philadelphia focusing on smart cities and opportunity zones. […]Read More
Thinking beyond the war between machines and humans. The value of automating manual processes in companies—what experts call robotic processing automation (RPA)—is greatly misunderstood. For many, it is seen simply as a way to cut costs, and at its worst, to eliminate jobs. But the benefits of automation go well beyond cost efficiencies, particularly for […]Read More
Study will define cost-benefits of smart-city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide for future sustainable growth May 6, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – ESI ThoughtLab announced today the launch of its 2019 Smart City Research Initiative, Building a Hyperconnected City: Business models, use cases, and benchmarks behind high performance. Given the […]Read More
Cities are increasingly planning for nighttime activities just as thoughtfully and formally as they plan and manage the daytime economy. Downtowns are continuing to attract after hours visitors, making nightlife activity a significant generator of economic activity, jobs, and fiscal revenue. Better understanding a city’s nightlife is an important first step in developing policy that […]Read More
Econsult Solutions, Inc. and ESI ThoughtLab are pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar which takes a deeper dive into the results of Smarter Cities 2025. In today’s digital age, becoming a smart city is vital for attracting business, residents, tourists, and talent, and for ultimately fostering growth and prosperity. But the path to a smart […]Read More
On November 8, 2018 ESI hosted an On the Table roundtable converging local government, business, and public transit leaders to discuss smart city initiatives and how they will possibly affect urban communities including Philadelphia, and other cities around the world. Attendees represented organizations including the Office of Innovation & Technology with the City of Philadelphia, […]Read More
Smart cities enjoy greater economic growth as companies and talent are attracted to the better quality of life, smart infrastructure and sustainable lifestyles they offer. Proptech is a powerful enabler to improve the performance of our built environment.
The New Brunswick Innovation Hub - Smart Mobility Testing Ground is a concept proposed by the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) to create a living laboratory.
ESI ThoughtLab will define the cost benefits of smart city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide.
The rising demand for city life creates opportunities for new investment and innovation across the built environment, but also brings to light challenges in these invigorated urban places...
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See you in Barcelona!
Building a Hyperconnected City will be released at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.
Sponsors and Research Partners
Successful thought leadership is a team sport, requiring close collaboration with our clients and the right blend of analytical, editorial, and marketing skills. ESI ThoughtLab would like to give special thanks to our sponsors and partners committed to Building a Hyperconnected City.
For more information on our ground-breaking project, and information on how to join our coalition of leading experts, please contact us today.